— Most of yesterday’s conversation surrounded the historic debut of Carson Wentz and rightfully so, it was exactly what Eagles fans needed and wanted to see. One thing lost in the Wentz shuffle was the debut and performance of the head coach. Doug Pederson was near perfect in everything that went down, from his decision to start Wentz from jump street, to his play calling and management of game. I was impressed by Doug during the preseason, but hey, they are PRESEASON games. This was a real game and he, just like Wentz, looked like he had been there many times before. Let’s hope that continues as the league gets tape on both of them.
— Lou Riddick and Merril Hoge react to Carson Wentz’s Eagles debut
— Zach Ertz likely out of Monday’s game with a rib injury. Well that’s not good. Ertz injured his rib in the 1st quarter, but ended up playing the entire game, finishing with six catches for 58 yards, including a 4th down conversion that led to a Wentz to Agholor TD on the next play. Eagles third end Trey Burton sat out Sunday’s game with a calf injury, but should practice this week and hopefully be ready for the Bears on MNF.
— I’ve been trying to tell anyone who would listen that the Redskins were headed for a bad season, but a lot of that was speculation on Las Vegas odds and year-to-year fluctuation in the league. Well if last night was any indication, 2016 might be a struggle for the Hogs. To be fair, the Steelers are really good and it’s only one game, but I’m not in the mood to be fair this morning
.@AntonioBrown84 laughs at your double coverage.
— NFL (@NFL) September 13, 2016
— So the Redskins were smoked at home on Monday night, the Giants narrowly beat the Cowboys, but hardly looked all that impressive in doing so, and the Cowboys have a have a bad defense and a rookie starter (who looked good against the Giants). So is there a clear front runner in this division? I would say no, which bodes well for the team in green
Lame effort by the NFC East champs tonight… Would hate to overreact after 1 week, but Carson & the gang have a real shot in this division.
— Sean Kane (@SKaneCSN) September 13, 2016
— Kevin Harlan has always been one of my favorite play-by-play voices. He’s versatile, detailed, descriptive, and doesn’t take himself too seriously…as you will here in this call from last night’s 49ers – Rams game. So it’s a 21-0 in the 4th quarter and an idiot fan runs out on the field. Rather than just ignoring it and moving on to some idle chit chat until the fan is removed and play resumes, Harlan actually gives play-by-play as his partner Boomer Esiason provides the color.
Kevin Harlan is a national treasure: pic.twitter.com/CQFjPxkTMX
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) September 13, 2016
— How bout that Chiefs comeback against the Chargers? Down 24-3 in the second half, the Chiefs used a Jeremy Maclin touchdown to get them back in the game and Alex Smith scored in overtime to stun the Chargers. Makes me miss Big Red and his happy day after win press conferences. Ok, not really, but I do miss the big fella in general
Andy Reid speaking at Chiefs Practice facility a day after their comeback win. The facility is buzzing on a Monday. pic.twitter.com/wurd2mwoaI
— Ryan H. Marshall (@RMarshallSports) September 12, 2016
— From yesterday:
- Cleveland’s reaction to Carson Wentz and the mess that is the Browns. By the way, feel bad for RG3. I don’t think he can play anymore, but never like to see a guy get hurt so early in the season
- What can happen when you #Eagles on Twitter? You can make our #Eagles post, especially if it’s has interesting pics, videos etc
- The experts weigh in on Carson Wentz debut. Not sure what there isn’t to like, but I suppose we should chill out and not put him in Canton…..yet.
RIP Crazy Eddie